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20 essential things to do in Miami
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20 essential things to do in Miami

From can’t-miss culture to the hottest festivals, we count down the most crucial things to do in the Magic City

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Where to eat and drink in Miami

The 10 best vegetarian restaurants in Miami
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The 10 best vegetarian restaurants in Miami

Meatless meals and nourishing food that’s good for you and the beach body you’ve been sculpting 

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The 25 best bars in Miami
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The 25 best bars in Miami

From dazzling beach bars to neon cocktail lounges—check out the 20 best places to raise a glass

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The 10 best steakhouses in Miami
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The 10 best steakhouses in Miami

Where to chow down on Wagyu steaks, Pat LaFrieda cuts and stick-to-your-ribs side dishes

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The 10 best bakeries in Miami
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The 10 best bakeries in Miami

Find the city’s best croissants, fresh bread and other irresistible treats

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The 10 best Mexican restaurants in Miami
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The 10 best Mexican restaurants in Miami

Satisfy your cravings for moles, enchiladas and other regional favorites

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The best rooftop bars in Miami
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The best rooftop bars in Miami

Check out the bars with the most spectacular views in Miami 

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The 7 best water parks in Miami
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The 7 best water parks in Miami

Wade or work out, ride a slide or lounge in style, and keep cool at these wet-and-wild environments 

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The 10 best Miami tours
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The 10 best Miami tours

Delve deeper into the local culture, try authentic Latin cuisine and see a side of Art Deco Miami you never knew existed

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The 20 best free things to do in Miami
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The 20 best free things to do in Miami

Have a great day out in the city without spending a dime: the best free museums, tours and more

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The 10 best museums in Miami
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The 10 best museums in Miami

Browse pieces by renowned Latin American artists, pre-Columbian artifacts and photographs of some of the biggest names in pop culture 

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The best swimming pools in Miami
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The best swimming pools in Miami

Dying to escape the beach crowds? Dive into—or just lounge by—these irresistible swimming pools instead.

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Events in Miami all year round
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Events in Miami all year round

Our calendar of events in Miami, with the best annual festivals, art fairs, concerts, holiday celebrations and more

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Miami area guides

South Beach
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South Beach

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Little Havana
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Little Havana

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Downtown
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Downtown

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Design District and Wynwood
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Design District and Wynwood

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Coral Gables
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Coral Gables

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Art galleries in Miami

Bass Museum of Art
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Bass Museum of Art

The Bass is the centerpiece of Miami Beach’s "cultural campus." The core of the building is the old Miami Beach public library, originally built in 1930. After an $8m renovation it now boasts vastly expanded facilities. In addition to pieces from the museum’s own permanent collection (including European Old Masters, rococo court paintings, 18th-century English portraits, Flemish tapestries and Chinese woodblock prints), it hosts world-class traveling exhibitions—everything from folk art to photography and video installations. There are also talks, workshops and a decent little gift shop.

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Rubell Family Collection
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Rubell Family Collection

One of the country’s top private collections of contemporary art, this is a bold assortment of avant-garde work: conceptual art, photography, sculpture and painting are all represented. Owned by brother and sister Jason and Jennifer Rubell, the collection features important works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst. It’s located in a former DEA confiscation center—something that the late Steve Rubell, founder of Manhattan’s infamous Studio 54 and uncle to Jennifer and Jason—would have found hugely amusing.

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Museum of Contemporary Art
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Museum of Contemporary Art

Aiming to be a forward-thinking museum and to discover new artists, MOCA (or, even more cutely, MoCaNoMi) maintains an active schedule, presenting up to ten exhibitions each year in its Charles Gwathmey-designed structure. MOCA's permanent collection now numbers more than 350 works from artists such as John Baldessari, Louise Nevelson and Gabriel Orozco. With media coverage as far away as New York, high-profile exhibits and artists' discussions with personalities such as Yoko Ono, MOCA is firmly at the forefront of contemporary art on the East Coast. Free tours of the museum are given at 2pm every Saturday, and Jazz at MOCA, with outdoor jazz concerts and free gallery tours on the last Friday of the month from 7pm to 10pm, is popular.

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Lowe Art Museum
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Lowe Art Museum

The only museum in the area with a notable collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, the Lowe also features the Kress Collection of Renaissance and baroque art, plus galleries of pre-Colombian, Asian, African, Native American, European and American work. The European collection includes pieces by Monet and Gauguin; the south-west Indian art collection contains textiles, baskets and other utilitarian objects; and the Art of Asia gallery has objects from China, Korea, Japan and South Asia.

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